Nation’s Largest LGBT Elders Group Endorses Medical Aid-In-Dying Laws

(Washington, D.C. –  Aug. 20, 2019)

Compassion & Choices today praised SAGE, the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders, for endorsing medical aid-in-dying laws. The endorsement is timely with new laws in New Jersey and Maine taking effect.

Medical aid-in-dying laws give mentally capable, terminally ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to take to peacefully end intolerable suffering, when no other palliative care treatment provides relief.

Read more: Nation’s Largest LGBT Elders Group Endorses Medical Aid-in-Dying Laws


Wide Open Walls Returns630

Wide Open Walls returns and mural artist, Maren Conrad, poses with some of her amazing work, and also writes about what this project means to her. You can check out her article on page 8, along with a new mural featuring Michelle Obama!

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Our Annual Best Of issue is Out Now!629

It’s that time of year again when we have our online shouting match of what / where / who is our most popular – it’s just for fun though! Our online survey drew almost double the responses that previous surveys did, and it was good to see all your thoughts and answers. Check out  how things fared starting on page 10.

Read more: Outword's Best Of 2019


San Diego Pride & California Army National Guard To Honor Transgender Servicemembers

In a year when the Trump Administration has consistently attacked the trans community through harmful shifts in policy, including Trump’s reprehensible transgender military ban, San Diego Pride and the California Army National Guard will continue to support trans servicemembers and veterans.

At this year’s Spirit of Stonewall Rally, held Friday, July 12 in the heart of Hillcrest, black trans performing artist Mila Jam will open up the event by singing the National Anthem as a group of all-transgender veteran honor guard presents the colors.

Read more: San Diego Pride & California Army National Guard To Honor Transgender Servicemembers


Beautiful Broads On Blu-ray (and DVD)

By Chris Narloch

Five fun films boasting strong female performances arrived on DVD and Blu-ray recently.

Read on for the 411 on why you can’t afford to miss these must-see movies, which include three classic musicals, a Marvel Studios title, and an excellent reboot of a foreign film.

Read more: Beautiful Broads On Blu-ray (and DVD)


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